Work With Us & Fundraising

There are two main ways for you to Work With Us – Become a Partner or Sponsor Us.

We would love the chance to meet with any businesses, charities, government organisations or any other group with an interest in spreading health messages to children and adolescents.

You can donate directly to Children for Health where 90% of your donation is spent on work that has a direct impact on the lives of children in developing countries.

Children for Health works with partners. We offer a range of services that establish, strengthen or support programmes developing children’s participation in health. We have 30 years of field experience working in East, West and Southern Africa, India, South East Asia, Pakistan and the Yemen.

We can work with you. Let us work together to…
  • Strengthen or develop your health programme.
  • Conduct pilot programmes to test new ways of delivering health content and methods.
  • Develop child focused materials – handbooks, storybooks, posters, films or apps.
  • Develop an evidence base to show how children’s participation in health works.

If you want to be our partner, you must have the following characteristics!

  • You believe that every citizen should have access to simple, interesting and useful health information so that they can make the best choices for themselves and their families.
  • You believe that CHILDREN are important citizens too and that they influence their younger siblings, their friends and even their family!!
  • You believe that with lots of support and using fun methods, children can play an important part in not only learning things that can be useful LATER when they are older, but learning that can be useful NOW – like how to use bed nets to prevent malaria, how and when to wash their hands with soap, that vaccination is important (and SO much more!).
  • You know that people ARE using their phones to access information they need. This can be an optional part of your programme.
If this describes you or your organisation, read on to learn how to work with us!
  1. Go to our free resources section and browse the content and activities. Then use the materials, the content and activities and let us know how you get on. You are free to use and adapt any of our resources.
  2. You have (or you will have) raised the funding independently for your programme and then you employ us to help you design, implement (training & developing materials) or evaluate your programme. In this case we are your technical partner (or consultant). The scale of this does not matter too much to us; we’ve done programs that have been as short as three days and as long as several years. Two examples of this type of work:
    1. Diarrhoea Prevention & Control programmes in India & Nigeria
    2. Nutrition activists in Mozambique
  3. You approach us with an idea for a ‘joint venture’. We will design a programme together and work out our distinct roles and responsibilities and then apply for the funding together. We usually have one or two of these ventures in the pipeline. We select joint ventures that have a strong monitoring and evaluation component so that our work with you adds to the evidence base. You need to drive this process, but with our help.
  4. You apply to set up a mentoring contract with our CEO, Clare Hanbury. This is often an individual within an organisation who is using or interested in using the Children for Health content and activities. Mentoring is paid for on an hourly basis. A complimentary 15-minute exploratory call can be arranged.

We are always keen to hear from practitioners who are using our content and our activities and who wish to talk to us or make contact with us through our social media platforms to share experience, give us feedback or to get advice.

​We’re currently looking for sponsorship of the following programmes and materials. We have lots of ideas and we’d love to work with you to turn them into a reality!

Online Training School

We are developing a course on Children’s Participation in Health. This will be scalable and available for interested partner organisations globally. We need to build the capacity, develop the courses (using best practices we’ve learnt) and then produce a suite of easily accessible and downloadable courses and materials. We aim to allowing anyone in the world to access our training tools and methods digitally.

Stories for Health

Our Stories for Health series is well established and we’ve got so many more planned! Each book costs £5k to develop and we want to complete the series. These storybooks will be used by children and their teachers in resource-poor settings.

Posters for Health

Our Posters for Health have been created with a team of experts including practitioners in several continents – and reviewed by children! They are being downloaded every day. We want to create more posters to complete our 10 topic series (and our other health topics too).

Memory Palaces

Memory Palaces will help children to memorise our 100 health messages quickly and easily – even if they cannot read!

Adolescent Well-being and Resilience

We feel that the time is right for Children for Health explore and co-create some simple messages and materials for educators to use with young adolescents to raise awareness of mental health and to give children tools and tactics to use to boost their emotional and social resilience and prevent mental health related illnesses.

Inclusion and Disability
Older children and young adolescents are friends, neighbours, school mates and caregivers to children with disabilities. Since our inception in 2013, Children for Health has endeavoured to address issues of inclusion and disability in our technical work, stories and imagery. Children of all ages can be a lifeline to children with disabilities and can equally be a cause of suffering by excluding, bullying or isolating them. We know how quickly children can become a supportive network around children with disabilities with the right guidance and have experience working in low resource settings where this has happened.

In 2019, Children for Health would like to build a new project to address the issues of disability and inclusion head on. We wish to recruit a team of experts and together with them, create and test a set of messages for children to learn and share that is explicit about how children can help support each other, address stigma and influence others to do the same at home and at school. From the results of this work we will create a poster and a storybook and this will include (remote) field testing in three countries using educators already helping us and familiar with our materials.

We feel confident that with our network of collaborators we can produce and contribute something simple, practical and of great value to all educators working to make things better for children with disabilities.

Contact us or e-mail to get your sponsorship underway.

Contact us now or e-mail with any sponsorship, fundraising or partnership enquiries.

We do not fund others to undertake programmes. We are not a donor.